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Brian Shaw  

Current Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets

Brian Shaw enters his first season as head coach of the Denver Nuggets after spending the past two seasons as the Associate Head Coach with the Indiana Pacers. While serving alongside Pacers head coach Frank Vogel, Shaw helped lead Indiana to the playoffs both years, including a run to the Eastern Conference Finals this past season before falling to the eventual NBA-champion Miami Heat. Prior to his time in Indiana, Shaw was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers organization since the 2003-04 season. He spent his first year with the Lakers as a scout before joining the coaching staff as an assistant for the next seven seasons. During his time with the Lakers, they won two NBA championships (2008-09, 2009-10). The 47-year-old Shaw (3/22/66) had a long and successful professional career, playing with the Boston Celtics, Il Messaggero Roma (Italy), Miami, Orlando, Golden State, Philadelphia, Portland and the Lakers, where he was part of three NBA championships (2000, 2001, 2002). In his NBA career, Shaw scored 6,547 points (6.9 points per game). He also played for the gold medal-winning Team USA in the 1986 FIBA World Championship. Shaw and his wife Nikki and have three children, Brianna, B.J. and Bianca. A business economics major at the University of California Santa Barbara, Shaw's No. 22 jersey was retired by the Gauchos after being named Pacific Coast Athletic Association Player of the Year in 1987-88 ... Became the first point guard in NCAA history to lead the conference in rebounding and set a school single-season record for assists as a senior ... Officials in Shaw's hometown of Oakland, Calif., declared Aug. 10, 2000, as Brian Shaw Day.


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